A multinational health professional perspective of the prevalence of mood disorders in patients with acute and chronic wounds

Dominic UPTON, Kazia Solowiej, Kevin Woo

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Recent research has started to identify mood disorders and problems associated with acute and chronic wounds, which have been shown to contribute to delayed healing, poor patient well-being and a reduced quality of life. Furthermore, mood disorders have been shown to have a negative impact on financial costs for service providers and the wider society in terms of treatment and sickness absence. This study aimed to survey a multinational sample of health professionals to explore their perspective and awareness of mood disorders amongst acute and chronic wound patients. Responses were received from n?=?908 health professionals working in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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